UK's No Ripchord Magazine calls Neil "the bastard step-child of Jackson Browne and David Bowie." And Canada's Snob's Music says 'the tunes are so sugary, they'd give Matthew Sweet a toothache."
Huffington Post calls his new Jumpstart music video, "a bizarre good time."
Neil's debut LP, The Distance Calls, was produced by Detroit Garage Rock Hero Bobby Harlow (King Tuff, The Go) and featured musicians from QOTSA, The Dead Weather, and Detroit Cobras.
That record featured Neil's cover of ELO's "Do Ya," which so impressed rock n roll hall of famer, Jeff Lynne, that he gave his blessing for it to appear on Showtime's Californication Soundtrack. The song is also in regular rotation on Sirius/XM's The Coffeehouse.
The Distance Calls also included "California Run," which has been featured on ESPN and NHL Network, and is spun live at San Francisco Giants home games. Neil's friend and former roommate, actress Rosario Dawson, guest starred in the music video.
Neil's new LP, Sweep The Nation, was debuted on Seattle's KEXP. It's been called a "scintillating master work" and a "crunchy hard rocking masterpiece." It's garnered features in Magnet Magazine and The Vinyl District, who both called the record "Impressive."
Praise for Neil Nathan.....
"Neil Nathan might not be a household name, but we're adding a big fat "yet" to the end of that statement." - Flavorpill
On Neil's New LP, Sweep The Nation,
"Impressive." - The Vinyl District
"So Impressed." - Magnet Magazine
“A crunchy, hard rocking masterpiece, the vocal harmonies are really stellar. Truly well crafted songs imbued with the spirit of David Bowie, Roger Waters, and Bruce Springsteen.” - Surviving The Golden Age
"Neil's cover of Lou Reed's "There Is No Time" relentlessly blasts you into submission." - Powerpopaholic
“A scintillating master work. Only Neil can weave between Neil Young, The Kinks, and Queens of the Stone Age from song to song. - Blogs N Roses
"This record is to Neil Nathan what The Wall was to Pink Floyd." - NowThisRocks!
“Scorching. Infectious and full of hooks. .” - New Zealand’s Off The Tracks
"Fearless anthems for freedom fighters. The louder you play this, the better it sounds." - New York Music Daily
"A passionate tribute to 70’s glam-rock, deftly mixing elements of power-pop and alternative rock for yummy good measure." - JerseyBeat
"Pretty damned cool. Neil Nathan incorporates plenty of Bowie, Bolan, Neil Young, Lou Reed and Stooges in his muscular homage to the current times." - Aiding & Abetting
"A beautiful call to arms for the common man, an all out tooth to the curb attack on the corruption, greed, and tyranny that surround us. Neil’s voice is just as majestic when he is angry as it is when he is in love." - Trainwrecked Society
On Neil's Debut LP The Distance Calls, featuring musicians from Queens of The Stone Age, The Dead Weather, King Tuff, Detroit Cobras
"A warm, soulful voice, full of longing. Breezes by like a convertible cruising down the PCH, like a long-lost Old 97's track that was recently unearthed." - Magnet Magazine
"Has a talent that cuts to and through the heart." - Philadelphia Daily News
“Wow, this is really good. Like a mellow Steve Marriott.”- John Ingham - Music Journalist MOJO, NME, Creem, Rolling Stone
"There are few musicians out there that can pull off this combo of energy and soulful songwriting (Both Matthew Sweet and Jeff Tweedy qualify)." - Powerpopaholic
"The guy has a swagger that is undeniably real. “California Run” is such a perfect single it’s awe inspiring.”- FensePost
"There's a bit of Cat Stevens in his spiritual, breathy ballads, and a little Elton John in his pop rock tunes. The roadhouse jangle of 'Never Enough' updates L.A. Country Rock for the new millenium." -- Jersey Beat
"From his Josh Ritter-like chug on “California Run” to the guitar-heavy sludge of “Better Be Goin’, The Distance Calls is a windingly fun and eventful road trip into the valleys of retro rock." – Delusions of Adequacy
"A song cycle that should have been on Elektra/Asylum in the 70s." – Absolute Power Pop
"Like the soundtrack to the best road movie never made, it mixes the Eagles and ELO with a shot of Glam...Sun drenched 70's Rock doesn't come any fresher." -- Tuneraker